With US dollars and Bermudian dollars virtually interchangeable, this is the island for those who believe retailing should be a contact sport. If shopping fires you with a surge of adrenalin, you’ll need a spa treatment to bring you down again. In Bermuda, shops and spas are the uppers and downers of a mid-Atlantic vacation paradise.
Lovers of handbags and owners of the sexiest luggage in any hotel lobby make for Louis Vuitton on Front Street. Those who like sultry Italian elegance choose Max Mara, also on Front Street. One row further back (Reid Street), Stefanel beckons. The look here is fun and funky.
For fine jewellery and exquisite timepieces from Omega, Cartier, Tag Heuer, and Patek Phillipe at discount prices (up to 30% off US prices), try Astwood Dickinson. But if it’s local gifts and crafts you’re looking for, nowhere has a more colourful collection of Bermudiana than The Island Shop on Queen Street.
At last, when your feet ache and your arms droop under the weight of all that shopping, it’s time for the luxury spa suites at the Mandarin Oriental, Elbow Beach. Each of these personal havens of tranquility has its own ocean view. And for well being that reaches deep into your soul, only COHA (Cann’s Oriental Healing Arts) in Happy Valley Road will do.
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